What is Falun Gong?

Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) is a traditional Chinese spiritual practice for the mind and body. The practice combines five gentle and slow exercises with a moral philosophy centered on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, or in Chinese, (zhen), (shan), and (ren).

Falun Gong teaches that these are the highest qualities of the universe, and that one can attain true wisdom, physical health, and a serene state of mind by assimilating into them; practitioners use these values as a guide for daily life.

On the surface level, Falun Gong is extremely beneficial to relieving stress and achieving physical health, but healing is by far not the only positive effect of the practice. On a deeper level, it’s a cultivation system for self-betterment and removing one’s attachments and desires.

Falun Gong emphasizes the cultivation of one’s mind,  putting others before oneself, and applying the practice’s moral principles to all situations and circumstances. The goal is to achieve a state of selflessness, greater wisdom, and inner peace.